Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsElvis Television Program
IN THE NEWS

Elvis Television Program

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
The epitaphs for ABC's struggling new "Elvis" series, if they eventually are needed, are easy enough to come by: Don't Be Cruel. Heartbreak Hotel. All Shook Up. Hound Dog. But ABC and co-executive producer Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the late singer whose early years are portrayed in the show, are hoping that a more agreeable expression marks the program's future with TV audiences: Love Me Tender. Alas, that relationship has not developed thus far.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
An Irish Elvis? That's the choice the producers of a CBS TV movie about the late King of Rock 'n' Roll have made, casting Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the title role of "Elvis." Rhys-Meyers, 27, who has appeared in such films as "Bend It Like Beckham," "Vanity Fair" and "Alexander," begins work on the project next month. Camryn Manheim, an Emmy winner for "The Practice," will play Elvis' mother, while Randy Quaid will portray his manager, Col. Tom Parker.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
An Irish Elvis? That's the choice the producers of a CBS TV movie about the late King of Rock 'n' Roll have made, casting Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the title role of "Elvis." Rhys-Meyers, 27, who has appeared in such films as "Bend It Like Beckham," "Vanity Fair" and "Alexander," begins work on the project next month. Camryn Manheim, an Emmy winner for "The Practice," will play Elvis' mother, while Randy Quaid will portray his manager, Col. Tom Parker.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
The epitaphs for ABC's struggling new "Elvis" series, if they eventually are needed, are easy enough to come by: Don't Be Cruel. Heartbreak Hotel. All Shook Up. Hound Dog. But ABC and co-executive producer Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the late singer whose early years are portrayed in the show, are hoping that a more agreeable expression marks the program's future with TV audiences: Love Me Tender. Alas, that relationship has not developed thus far.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990
ABC has canceled the first-year series "Free Spirit" and will replace it next month with "Elvis," a series based on the early life of the rock 'n' roll king. His widow, Priscilla Presley, is co-executive producer of the show. With Michael St. Gerard in the title role, "Elvis" will premiere Feb. 6 at 9:30 p.m., after "Roseanne," then will move into its regular slot of 8:30 p.m. Sundays on Feb. 11.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1990
I see another article on a mass murderer and rapist, Dean Philip Carter (Part A, Jan. 29). And again I read the implication that he was always a bad kid. According to the article, he defied his parents and was a confirmed burglar by the time he was 14 or 15. Only in passing are his alcoholic parents mentioned and the fact that they shackled him to his bed to discipline him when he was 10 years old. We can only guess at the severe abuse he suffered throughout his childhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1990
I see another article on a mass murderer and rapist, Dean Philip Carter (Part A, Jan. 29). And again I read the implication that he was always a bad kid. According to the article, he defied his parents and was a confirmed burglar by the time he was 14 or 15. Only in passing are his alcoholic parents mentioned and the fact that they shackled him to his bed to discipline him when he was 10 years old. We can only guess at the severe abuse he suffered throughout his childhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990
ABC has canceled the first-year series "Free Spirit" and will replace it next month with "Elvis," a series based on the early life of the rock 'n' roll king. His widow, Priscilla Presley, is co-executive producer of the show. With Michael St. Gerard in the title role, "Elvis" will premiere Feb. 6 at 9:30 p.m., after "Roseanne," then will move into its regular slot of 8:30 p.m. Sundays on Feb. 11.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|